2 Socks on 2 Circulars
I've received a few emails asking for tips on knitting 2 socks on 2 circulars, so here goes.
1 - Learn how to knit 1 sock on 2 circulars from Cat's book, Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles. I only wish there were more pictures in her book.
2 - Patience, patience, patience. While it isn't really hard to learn, I did really have to take my time to figure out what the heck I was doing. The first inch sucks, but then again I thought it did on dpns, too.
3 - I used Sheron's 2 Socks on 2 Circulars Class. She is great at explaining the technique.
4 - One huge tip she gives - You either change yarn or needles when at the end of a section, never both.
5 - When turning the needles, alternate clockwise and counter clockwise to help the twisting of your yarn.
6 - And probably the most important tip of all, don't even bother knitting socks on circulars without using Addis. Believe me, I tried and it sucked. If you are looking for a cheap source for Addis, jeff_wonderland on ebay has great prices and fast (and cheap) shipping (even though he is in Hong Kong). The join is perfect for all that moving around and the tips aren't so sharp you wind up with injuries (don't ask).
If I can help it, I'm never knitting socks again on dpns or one at a time. I'm so excited that when I finish the toe, I'll have a complete pair of socks.
13 days...2 hours... I need to find some yellow and black sock yarn. Preferably cotton. Any ideas?
Posted by Heather at 2:26 PM